New Zealand Law Society - Criminal Law Committee

Criminal Law Committee

The Criminal Law Committee has practitioners from all sides of the criminal bar. It considers and makes recommendations on all issues touching on the administration of criminal justice.

About us

The NZLS Criminal Law Committee (CLC), established in 1989, actively monitors and comments on proposed reforms of the criminal law and on the administration of criminal justice.

Our people

Chris Macklin is the convenor of the Criminal Law Committee, and a Nelson-based barrister. Formerly a Senior Crown Prosecutor with Gordon & Pilditch, he has appeared across the full range of criminal litigation, including appeals. He has also conducted regulatory prosecutions, most often under the Civil Aviation and Resource Management Acts. His experience includes civil litigation in the High and District Courts, including the civil recovery of proceeds of crime.

CLC members are experienced practitioners:

  • Simon Shamy
  • Lynn Hughes
  • Nick Chisnall
  • Jo Wickliffe
  • Stephanie Bishop
  • Professor Jeremy Finn
  • Janine Bonifant
  • Susan Gray
  • Fiona Cleary
  • Matthew Phelps
  • Andrew Britton
  • Joshua Grainger

For queries relating to this committee, please email our Law Reform & Advocacy Advisor, Shelly Musgrave:

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